does watching to much anime affects studies?

@roniroxas (10576)
Philippines
February 19, 2008 2:49am CST
this is my sosn's thesis please give us a hand. thanks in advance. does watching anime affects the studies of students? in a bad way or in a good way? or do you think it depends upon the students on how they can manage their time?
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
hi roni! ^__^ which of you and your son is an anime addict?? this kinda reminded me of a paper i wrote back in college. i think it was basically about why people watch anime. ^__^;; well for me, watching anime would only affect a student if he lets it affect him. i mean, it is up to the student on how he will treat whatever he sees on tv - how he will apply it on his life or not, how will he reflect on whatever he sees, if he chooses to ignore it or not, etc. one of my respondents on the paper i wrote before reflected on his favorite anime character vegeta. he said he likes vegeta because even he's one character that doesn't know how to give up and even if he's a bad-azz character, he somehow ended up on the right side. which means, my respondent sees to the positive things in Dragonball and not the violent side. ^__^ and then, it is also on the student on how will he balance his leisure time and study time. yep, its basically time management for me. a wise student will always have time for his hobbies and interest but not taking his studies for granted. and i think the secret to this is self-discipline. no matter how addicted he is to anime, if he knows that its time to study, he will study and set aside for a later time his anime-watching. ^__^ good luck to your son roni! ^__^
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
hi, i think parents wil play a big role too, i mean if parents will help or encourage their kids to manage their time then i think the students will be serious enough to manage their time. i mean if the parents see that anime is affecting the studies in a bad way then parents should step in... right? thanks for the input secret, your response will be a big help for my sons thesis.
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@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
9 Mar 08
right. parents definitely has big role in their kids' life. they are basically the foundation of their kids' life after all. ^__^ you're welcome roni!
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
Been watching anime for a long time (elementary through college, up until now), but I don't think it has been detrimental to my studies at all. I guess it all comes down to time management (although yes, from time to time I'd neglect assignments and reviews to watch anime..hehehe..I remember skipping class a few times, but on the whole I was able to squeeze anime with my studies with no problems with grades and stuff).
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
hello hitomi, though yoour input was kinda late my son has graduated in high school already and the thesis which is this topic is finished already. i agree with you when it comes to time management and still parents has a big role to this too. thanks for the response
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
5 Mar 08
yes i think it can greatly affect kids mind specially in school...i think they are getting it the bad way,since most anime we can see are mostly violent one's they also tend to be a bit more violent than before...its because they see it and idolize a character and they try to be one which is very far from reality and us parents should know how to tell our kids which is good and which are bad in a nice way that we are not trying to be so dominant to them...
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
yes i agree with that too, it depends on how the students take it or absorb it. if they take it badly then i think parents should step in. if they are affected in a good or positive way then i think it is okay. thank you very much for the response
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
It could be of both, but I know that animes and other cartoon shows are more progressive in creating their story lines. Every each and one of it provide lessons, I think it's just how parents would guide their children when watching it. Because sometimes, there are certain contents and themes that children can't seem to comprehend yet. I was just having some reviews on one of my favorite anime, Hunter x Hunter, and was watching them again. Sometimes I get touched by the story that I can't help but get teary-eyed, so it only shows that most of them does promote positive lessons for children and adults to learn!;)
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
you also have a good point here raijin. it is true that this stories also has lessons to learn. what i dont like about is it.... my children watch it over and over again. for example the yuyu (something) ouch, they are watching it for 4 years already.lol. thanks for the response this will be a good input for my sons thesis.
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@tala91285 (1080)
• Philippines
20 Feb 08
It affected mine because I ended up watching more anime instead of studying. But I guess it's all up to the students whether they can control it and up to the parents to post restrictions of course.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
i think your response is right it depends on the student. if he/she likes watching more than concentrating with her/his studies then it will be affected. no matter if it is with anime or other things. thanks for the response
• Indonesia
20 Feb 08
I say don't watch anime while studying. some of my college friends did it, and they usually stay up very late watching their favourite animes sometimes online gaming might follow, and then sleep in student body HQ for 3-4 hours and then they do a crash course on the subjects of the day. Not very healty I must say. Anime is entertainment, it doesn't mix with studies.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
5 Mar 08
my children sleeps at 9pm. i know there are a lot of good anime cartoons a those time but i dont like them watching too much of it. you response will be a big help for my childs thesis, thank you very much
• Indonesia
9 Apr 08
I was in university back then and addicted to anime. Hard to admit, but I had completely forgotten about the study (for the tests or quizes) because I would rush for the next serial after I got back from university. perhaps the student should stay away from any anime stores / rental for a while when it is near tests / examinations period.
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
its sometimes affect behavior because what they see is what they get....
• Philippines
5 Apr 08
i think not. anime is just like everyone else's extra curricular activities. watching animes is equivalent to watching TV at home. students should be grounded as to their limitations and responsibilities. as well as parents also. if you are affected by watching anime then its just saying that other activities too might affect you. Determination is the key to success, so if the student or your child is determined enough to study and succeed then no matter how many animes he/she's watching or burning with anime, he/she will always find time to attend to his/her studies. he/she just need guidance and supervision. hehehe!
@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
7 Mar 08
It didn't affect mine when i was still in school. It kinda made my path clearer actually... I took up Fine Arts and the rest is history! Wooohooo!